During the 1980s Brian Eno created several video installations. In a reaction against the fast-cutting pop video culture, he concentrated on slow-moving subjects such as skylines and buildings. He was aided and abetted in this aim by a video camera that (according to whatever story he was telling) was either left behind in an apartment he moved into, or he bought from somebody who rushed into a store he was in. The camera produced an odd slightly impressionistic video image, and as Brian liked the effects of unexpected technical accidents, he kept using it.
When making skyline recordings from his 13th-floor apartment Brian laid the camera on its side on the window-sill as he did not have a tripod, which meant that when the video was played back the viewer had to turn their television on its side (probably not something that can be done easily with 21st Century home cinema systems).
Some of Brian's installations used multiple screens side by side, others had the television screen incorporated in a table-top so viewers looked down on it. Two compilations of Brian's video artworks were released by Hendring in the UK: Mistaken Memories of Mediaeval Manhattan and Thursday Afternoon.
These videos are long out of print and VERY RARE!!
Not sold separately.
All three videos are VHS PAL format
These are original videos, not copies! All videos + packages in EXCELLENT condition: the videos have been stored in a dark place and are only played a few times.
Please note that due to the age of these videotapes (25 years), deterioration may occur on the video and audio tracks. This is normal for VHS videos this age.
BRIAN ENO: THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Opal / Hendring 2 133; 1987
Seven Video Paintings of Christine Alicino
Filmed in San Francisco in April 1984
Vertical Format video, 82 minutes, Color
VHS hi-fi in Stereo
The music is a different mix from the original Thursday Afternoon CD release
Recorded at Dan Lanois' studio in Canada
Produced by Brian Eno and Dan Lanois
BRIAN ENO: MISTAKEN MEMORIES OF MEDIAEVAL MANHATTAN
Seven vertical format videos - New York 1980-81
Opal/Hendring HEN 2 134; 1987
47 min. colour vertical format video stereo music. Filmed by Brian Eno in New York, 1980-81. Originally treated and assembled in New York and Toronto by B. Eno, for exhibition only. Re-assembled at London in Sept. 1987. All Music by Brian Eno. An OPAL Production.
Assistance: Michael Brook
1. Dawn 5'40
2. Menace 8'28
3. Towers 6'01
4. Lights 10'26
5. Empire 8'37
6. Appearance 3'14
7. Lafayette 6'16
[...] "The pieces in "Mistaken Memories Of Mediaeval Manhattan" are long continuous shots of the Manhattan skyline, and what movement there is in them is not under my control: drifting clouds, rain, smoke, fleeting light and shadows, bird, aircraft." [...] Brian Eno, 1981
ALBERT FALZON: EXCERPT FROM THE KHUMBA MELA - SAME AS IT EVER WAS
Opal/Hendring HEN 2 135; 1987
45 Min, Color, PAL, VHS, Stereo
Produced by Albert Falzon, Filmed in India thrugh the waterways of Kashmir
Music by Brian Eno and Harold Budd
from: "The Plateaux of Mirror", "The Pearl" and "On Land" (1980/1984)